Chetham's Symphony Orchestra

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra


HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Paul Mann − conductor
Yixuan Ren − violin

We are truly delighted to mark the 50th anniversary of Chethams School of Music at Lancaster Arts.

Chetham’s is the country’s largest specialist musical school, educating many of the country’s finest young musicians from its home in central Manchester. Alumnus Paul Mann – former Assistant Conductor of the LSO, and noted for his musicality, versatility and breadth of repertoire - conducts the School’s flagship orchestra in Petrushka, Stravinsky’s ballet burlesque, animating the lives and loves of a puppet trio and the revelry of Mardi Gras.

Preceding the symphony will be Tchaikovsky’s only violin concerto, its lyrical, folk inspired solo part performed by 15 year old Yixuan Ren, a winner of Chetham’s 2019 Concerto Auditions; and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphoses, begun as an arrangement for ballet and developed into a more complex and contrasting symphonic work.

“This is ‘just a school orchestra’? Close your eyes and you’d never believe it!”
The Times